Dronabinol Is a Strong Contender for the First Sleep Apnea Pill

Dronabinol, synthetic THC, shows promise for the treatment of sleep apnea, and new advances from pharmaceutical companies suggest how it can be optimized. By Lisa Spear A pill for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) could soon become a reality. One of the most promising candidates is the molecule dronabinol, a synthetic form of … Read more

What is Negative Pressure Therapy for Sleep Apnea? Alternative Treatment is Worth a Second Look After Philips CPAP Recall

A new generation of negative pressure therapies—which can be delivered orally or by neck collar—boast improvements over Winx. By Lindsey Nolen Ever since the Philips CPAP recall and subsequent CPAP shortage began, there’s been a push to identify alternative therapies for newly diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. One alternative is negative pressure therapies. Unlike … Read more

Do Sleep Apnea Exercises Help? (Plus 7 You Can Try Right Now)

Sleep apnea exercises are a hot topic for those who want to try non-invasive (and free!) lifestyle adjustments to reduce the severity of their breathing and sleep disorders. If you are serious about addressing your loud snoring or obstructive sleep apnea more holistically, exercises can definitely help! To be clear, sleep apnea exercises cannot cure … Read more

Incannex’s IHL-42X Lowered AHI, ODI in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Phase 2 Trial

Incannex Healthcare Ltd, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing medicinal cannabinoid pharmaceutical products and psychedelic medicine therapies, has completed analysis of data from the phase 2 proof-of-concept clinical trial investigating IHL-42X for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). IHL-42X reduced apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), improved patient reported sleep quality, and was well tolerated. The clinical trial assessed … Read more

When Should Surgery Be Discussed with Sleep Apnea Patients?

An update to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine clinical practice guideline acknowledges the expanding evidence for surgical interventions for sleep apnea. But some physicians think the guideline doesn’t go far enough. By Jane Kollmer CPAP is the gold standard treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but when patients struggle with CPAP adherence, surgery may … Read more

Type 2 Diabetes? Hypertension? Get Tested for Sleep Apnea!

thesleepdoctor.com is reader-supported. We could earn a fee via merchandise bought utilizing hyperlinks on this web page. If you happen to endure from kind 2 diabetes or hypertension, try to be evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea by a doctor who’s board-certified in sleep drugs. It is a recommendation not too long ago issued for the … Read more

Sleep Apnea Drug Candidate Developer Incannex to Acquire RLS Therapy Candidate Developer APIRx

Incannex Healthcare Limited (IHL), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing medicinal cannabis pharmaceutical products and psychedelic medicine therapies for unmet medical needs including a drug candidate for obstructive sleep apnea, has executed a term sheet with binding commercial terms to wholly acquire APIRx Pharmaceutical USA LLC. It is subject to shareholder approval. APIRx is a biotechnology … Read more

Underdiagnosis of Sleep Apnea Is a Problem That Tech Can Fix

Advances in home sleep testing may chip away at the number of people who remain undiagnosed while capturing a more accurate calculation of the apnea hypopnea index. By Jane Kollmer There are many barriers that prevent patients from receiving an accurate diagnosis of sleep apnea, says Amir Reuveny, PhD, CEO and co-founder of Wesper, maker … Read more